star dust

stardust

[stahr-duhst]
noun
1.
(not in technical use) a mass of distant stars appearing as tiny particles of dust.
2.
a naively romantic quality: There was stardust in her eyes.
Also, star dust.


Origin:
1835–45; star + dust

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stardust (ˈstɑːˌdʌst)
 
n
1.  dusty material found between the stars
2.  a large number of distant stars appearing to the observer as a cloud of dust
3.  a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality or feeling

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